Orienting New Staff-Human Resources - Carnegie Mellon University

Orienting New Staff

  • New employees should attend the New Hire Orientation Program.
  • Benefits-eligible faculty and staff should log onto HR Connection to elect benefits. If elections are not made within the first 30 days of employment, the new employee will be enrolled in the default benefits until the next open enrollment period.     
  • Be sure that the new employee reports to Payroll Services to complete an I-9 form. In most cases, a passport or a driver's license plus social security card are considered acceptable documentation. In addition, Payroll Services will provide the new employee with an Intellectual Property Agreement form for signature. Payroll Services will collect the signed form from the new employee and send it to the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation for recordkeeping purposes.
  • Direct Deposit should also be arranged through Payroll Services.
  • Have the employee complete the online Preventing Workplace Harassment course. (He or she will be notified via email when registered to complete the training. Contact professionaldevelopment@andrew.cmu.edu for program information.)
  • Have the employee sign up for any Professional Development Services programs that may apply to his/her job.
  • Create a personnel record for the employee.
  • New employees should get a university ID Card from the HUB in Warner Hall.
  • Create an Andrew account through Computing Services, as well as a departmental computing account (if applicable).
  • The new employee may arrange for a parking pass through Parking and Transportation Services.
  • If the new employee will operate a vehicle as an essential job function, review the driver's license protocols and have the employee register for the Defensive Driver Training course through Environmental Health and Safety.
In addition, remember that feedback during the first few months of employment is vital to ensure that the new employee is meeting the needs of the department and getting the support and information he or she needs. Mid-way through the employee's provisional period, you should conduct a Provisional Period Performance Review [doc] to make sure the employment relationship is off to a good start.